Thursday, 10 December 2020

Today, we had another external speaker attend our club Zoom session.  Tensi Ward gave a great presentation about her journey as a wildlife photographer, from holiday trips with her parents and her first DSLR, through to some of her latest trips, all accompanied by some fantastic images.  Tensi also entertained us with some of the 'it doesn't always go right' images.  We'd thoroughly recommend taking a look at the images on her site and if you are another club, booking her for a speaking event.

The rest of this evenings session was spent reviewing our 'One Month, One Photo' images and our Autumn challenge.

One Month, One Image - November

© Bob Bray 2020 

© Danny Wootton 2020 


© Rose Porfirio 2020 

© Steve Barnett 2020 

Autumn Colour

© Amanda Gregory 2020 

© Julia Lloyd Parks 2020 

© David Sage 2020 

© Peter Smith  2020 

Our next Zoom meeting is on 7th Jan where we'll be covering the following topics 

  • CHALLENGE REVIEW: Shapes

  • One month, One Photo (Review December’s pictures)

  • CHALLENGE REVIEW: Creative

  • Bob - AV - Garden Nightlife

Thursday, 26 November 2020

On our Zoom call this time around, we revised our 'One Mont, One Photo' images, where members shared one image each that had been taken in the previous month.  Here is a selection of our images from Oct.

© Danny Wootton 2020 

© Keith Clover 2020 

© Ros Vickers 2020 

© Sue Power 2020 

© Stephen Barnett 2020 


Thursday, 12 November 2020

At our last meeting, Keith Clover presented images from his trip to Nepal and this evening, Ros Vickers gave a fantastic presentation on her trip to Kicheche Base Camp in the Masai Mara.  Ros talked us through her trip with lost of pictures and stories about the animals and their young

© Ros Vickers 2020 

© Ros Vickers 2020 


© Ros Vickers 2020 

© Ros Vickers 2020 

© Ros Vickers 2020 


Thursday, 1 October 2020

Our §st Oct club meeting via Zoom was a mixture of a few club members talking about their current projects (Danny on Wiltshire Landscape and Julia, who'd been researching the images of Sandra Bartocvha and a review of our club shoot at Clevedon

© DAvid Sage 2020 

© Amanda Gregory 2020 

© Danny Wootton 2020 

© AHoward Morland 2020 

© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2020 

© Sue Power 2020 


Wednesday, 23 September 2020

Monochrome images

 We held our second club meeting of the season via zoom.  The first part of the meeting was our AGM, with new amendments to our constitution to take into account the 'new normal', followed by a review of our Monochrome challenge images 

It was good to see that despite our meetings being held via Zoom, our members are still keen to attend, with lots of chat around images, techniques and future events.

Our next meeting, via Zoom, will be on the 1st October at 7.00pm and will include a presentation by Ros Vickers about her Safari to Kicheche Bush Camp as well as a review of images from our Clevedon shoot in the summer.  If you are interested in joining our zoom meetings, then please contact the club

Here's a selection of our monochrome images

© Amanda Gregory 2020 

© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2020 

© Rose Porfirio 2020 

© Sue Power 2020 

© Ruth Baldwin 2020 

© David Sage 2020 

© Howard Moreland 2020 

© Irene Stuttard 2020 

© Danny Wootton 2020 







Thursday, 10 September 2020

Club meeting resume via Zoom

Our club meetings have resumed after the summer break, but inline with government guidelines, we have resumed via Zoom meetings.

We had a great turnout for this week's meeting with 15 members joining, for what was an enjoyable and very interactive session reviewing images from our Calne summer shoot and our Creative Photography challenge.

Images from our Calne shoot

© Amanda Gregory 2020 

© Howard Morland 2020 

© Sue Power 2020 

Images from our Creative Photography challenge 


© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2020 

© Rose Porfirio 2020 

© Amanda Gregory 2020 

Our next meeting, via Zoom, is on Thursday 17th September 2020, where we will be reviewing images from our Monochrome challenge, setting our 'Shapes' challenge as well as our club AGM.

If you are interested in joining one of our meetings before joining our club, please contact us and we can forward you the invite 

Monday, 27 January 2020

Replication, Puffins and Cemeteries - you can't beat a varied agenda

It was a packed agenda at Thursday's club meeting, with the review of our 'replication' challenge, two talks and a new challenge one creative photography.

First up was our review of our replication challenge, which was to recreate, with our own interpretation, a famous picture or painting.  We had 14 photos submitted.

Our first example is Rose's creation of an Elvis album cover (OK it was a CD cover but seems more appropriate for Elvis to call it an album cover)
© Rose Porfirio 2020 

Next is Sue's recreation of Edvard Munch's The Scream.  By all accounts appropriate after their hire car broke down.
 © Sue Power 2020

Julia's contribution was an interpretation of Monet's Charing Cross Bridge

© Julia Lloyd-Parks 2020

Next was a an interesting presentation on Skomer (Puffin) Island by Amanda Gregory.  A group trip made by a number of club members for a few days
 © Amanda Gregory 2020

 © Phil Selby 2020

© Amanda Gregory 2020 
© Amanda Gregory 2020

© Sue Power 2020



And then finally, we had a fascinating talk by Bob Bray, who for the last six months has been volunteering at Down Cemetery in Trowbridge to document the restoration of the cemetery.
© Bob Bray 2020

© Bob Bray 2020

© Bob Bray 2020